2021

Tech Neck is Even More Pronounced in Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture

Oral Health Group

Tech neck, a layman’s term for the onset of muscular pain and disorders stemming from modern smart device and computer usage, is a big problem for dental professionals.

Mouthguards may improve athletes' physical performance

Dr. Bicuspid

Wearing mouthguards may do more than protect athletes' teeth. Athletes who wear mandible-controlled mouthguards may experience enhanced physical performance, according to a new study published November 5 in the journal Injury.

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How to become a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA. Becoming a dental hygienist is a rewarding, challenging, and exciting adventure. If you’re considering a career in dental hygiene, keep reading my guide on how to become a dental hygienist or forward it to a friend who is considering a career change!

Why Production is NOT the Most Important Thing in Your Practice

Delivering Wow

What are your goals for your practice in 2021? Do you want to grow and be more profitable? That tends to be on most dental practice’s goals list. The issue is figuring out the best way to do that. Most dentists believe that by increasing production, they will become more profitable.

How to Avoid Google Title Rewrites and Make the Most of SEO Traffic Tools

Clicc Media

Over a decade ago, Google began modifying page titles in its search results, but the practice has recently become more commonly applied. Google’s title rewrites gained social media attention on August 17, 2021, when Barry Schwartz reported Google displaying header tags instead of titles in the SERP.

Care to Lead

Dental Peers

Many of you are likely familiar with the work of Brené Brown. She has become a renowned coach and thought leader on the topic of, well, leadership. Her books, such as Dare to Lead, have taught us that leadership is not merely about who delivers the best “rah rah…rally the troops” speech.

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The Do’s & Dont’s for Effective Patient Communication

Carestack

Compassionate communication with patients should be considered as part of the cure and plays an important role in practice success. . With dental anxiety being one of the top reasons impacting dental visitations, excellent patient communication becomes crucial. .

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Why You Need to Tell Congress "No" to a Dental Benefit in Medicare Part B

Dental News and Technology

Watch this video so you can see what you need to do to help

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Why Do Some of Us Get More Plaque than Others?

Ask The Dentist

If you have ever been in a situation where your partner or a friend, who is not as careful with their oral health as you are, comes back with a clean report while you’re struggling with cavities, you know how frustrating this can be. So, why do some people get more plaque than others?

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Identity Dental Marketing Customer Service – Helps Clients Navigate New Requirement

Identity Dental

An important notification for Dental Google Ads in 2021-2022 Your Google Ad performance is important to us. In order to keep your ads account live, Google will be systematically requesting that you verify your Identity. Personally, I believe this is in response to their recent fraud.

Dangerous Oral Health TikTok Trends

Oral Health Group

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms of our time, with over half a billion active monthly users worldwide.

Sealant keeps kids caries-free longer, saves money

Dr. Bicuspid

Treating the molars of young children with sealant enables them to stay caries-free longer, while potentially saving the U.S. health system an estimated $149 million per year, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Did I make a mistake going into dentistry?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Sienna Greene, DMD. Did I make a mistake going into dentistry? Why did I become a dentist in the first place? Did I make the right decision? I don’t know if I like it and how do I know I will like it for the rest of my life?

Low-Cost Dental Marketing Strategies for New Practices

Delivering Wow

How much money are you spending on marketing for your practice? You don’t have to spend as much as you might think to grow your practice. You can connect with your community and it doesn’t have to be a hefty cost. The goal is to have your patients rave about what you’re known for.

5 Simple Ways You Know It’s Time To Update Your Website

Clicc Media

Don’t Miss Out on Conversions Because of an Out-of-Date Site It’s understandable for some business owners to stick to a basic, outdated website because it still provides relevant information and attracts conversions.

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You NEED to be the Ideal Employer

Dental Peers

“ Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to!” – Sir Richard Branson. At a time of incredible labour shortages for so many dental positions, the ability to attract and keep top level talent is proving to be as challenging as it is critical.

Eliminating No-Shows and Cancellations at Dental Office

Carestack

Reducing patient no-shows and cancellations begins by accepting that it’s impossible to guarantee that your patients will always keep their appointments.

What Does a Dental CPA Cost?

Bookkeeping For Dentists

You must already know that a Dental CPA costs more than an ordinary CPA or tax preparer. The real question is, how much more does a dental CPA cost, and is it worth it? The average annual fees of a Dental CPA: Monthly transaction download + reconciliations $7,200 - $9,600.

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021

Dental News and Technology

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021 Washington, DC; July 21 , 2021 – Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program. Since 2009, the Cellerant Best of Class T echnology A wards have identified and acknowledged the top technologies in dentistry, ” said Melissa Turner, Chief Hygiene Officer at Cellerant. “We We will now expand the program to focus on the dental hygiene community as well.” “We

Hydroxyapatite Vs. Fluoride: How Do They Compare?

Ask The Dentist

Dentists have recommended fluoride toothpaste for stronger cavity-resistant teeth for decades. It is still considered the “gold standard” in dental schools, despite its safety concerns. But there’s a new ingredient in town proven to be just as effective as fluoride and completely non-toxic.

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3 Reasons Marketing Agencies Want Your Ad Spend To Pass Through Their Agency

Identity Dental

Why do they want your money to come through the agency instead of going straight to Google Ads or Facebook? They can show higher overall revenues 2. Pooling dollars together allows them to seem more accomplished 3.

Tips to Eliminate Staff Drama in Your Dental Office

Oral Health Group

As a dental practice owner, your primary focus will always be to provide patients the best dental service possible.

Decay already prevalent at kids' 1st dental visit

Dr. Bicuspid

More than 20% of children need restorative treatment by the time of their first dental exam, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The risk of treatment also increases with each year a child waits to see the dentist.

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New data shows how hiring crisis has grown in dental industry

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Kevin Henry. Some new numbers from the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute (HPI) are shining a light on just how much the hiring crisis in dentistry has grown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Training Dental Teams How to Schedule Patients

Delivering Wow

As practices open back up from pandemic shutdowns, scheduling patients is becoming more of a challenge. We have to consider that we want to practice social distancing inside of our practices. We have production targets and financial obligations. And, of course, we need to safely care for patients.

Being Bio-Logical w/ Amanda Cole Hill

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Hello Readers! You also get to be listeners today! This is all about being bio-logical, my favorite things to talk about in my dental health world. Please enjoy this interview with Amanda Cole Hill as part of her podcast series “Top Five” on the Tale of Two Hygiensts.

Playing the Game of Employee Roulette?

Dental Peers

You have dramatically increased salaries…you offered thousands of dollars as a signing bonus…and now, you are spinning the wheel yet again…waiting to see if you will still have all your employees at work today. Welcome to the world of employee roulette!

The Need to Simplify Practice Management

Carestack

“NO TIME” is the most common buzzword at the practice. Be it the provider, assistant, or the front desk staff, there is always so much to be done and so little time.

Does Google Rank Popular WordPress Themes Lower

Clicc Media

A WordPress theme can have a significant impact on website functionality including its SEO rankings. Google has released a short video hosted by John Mueller, Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, explaining how a website theme will affect SEO.

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CAO Group Launches The World's First In-Office And Take Home Teeth Whitening Strip System

Dental News and Technology

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The CAO Group, Inc.

Why Isn’t Tongue-Tie Release Surgery For Adults Talked About More?

Ask The Dentist

There is an apparent dearth of literature and conversation on the topic of tongue-tie surgery for adults and today’s listener question asks why that is.

What’s in a Dental Marketing Session?

Identity Dental

When you are ready to grow your practice and reach more of your ideal patients, a short session with a seasoned dental marketer can make a significant difference in your success.

6 Simple Exercises to Help Keep Dentists’ Hands Steady

Oral Health Group

The road to becoming a dentist is not an easy one.

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RI dentist can't work until vaccinated for COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid

The State of Rhode Island Department of Health has ordered a dentist to stop treating patients until he gets vaccinated for COVID-19, which the state has required of all healthcare workers by October 1.

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Top Skills to be the Best Dentist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Katie Dumbell, DDS, MS. In dental school, we are taught the technical skills that are required to be a dentist, but some of the most important skills to being the best dentist aren’t things you learn in a classroom.

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3 Systems You NEED to Put in Place to Grow Your Dental Practice

Delivering Wow

It can be way too easy to get stuck in your ways of doing things around the office, even if it isn’t necessarily the best, most effective, and productive way. But when things in your practice become stagnant, so does growth.

Mind Your Mouth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

The health of your mouth and brain are so completely intertwined as to be inseparable. I had the opportunity to share my oral wellness information with Dr. Nafisa Sekandari , a clinical psychologist and podcaster.